I have just returned from USA, and arrived at Paris Appartment, this appartments are specially for Tourist, and well equipped and magnificent and I have never experienced such incredible system before.
They provided all necessary things in the appartment. The appartment which they have alloted me was Effile tower facing. Here I must mentioned in French they call "tour effiel" pronounced "tourafil" .
Anyways view from my appartment window was awesome, I can see Effil tower and River Siene. this river passing through centre of Paris city.
I found perician are very busy in their life but also cool and co-operative, You will surely face problem many places if you dont know little french word. I would suggest to learn few word of French so that would be easier for you to travel within the city.
Transportation in paris city is very easy and fast excess. You can have one temporary travelling pass and get excess to Metro train, city bus and bicycle.
Weather was so nice and Street were very clean, I appreciate perisian traffic sense.
Shopkeeper were very helpfull and always ready to for demostration of their profuct.
I love Area like Saint Micheal and Chatele.
If you wanna do your shopping you must go to Chatele area and i prefere to walk to enjoy paris.
Overall, I would say... Once you have visited Paris, every time Paris will be your first choice.